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Español Automático Podcast

The award-winning podcast for learners of Spanish worldwide. "Hi! My name is Karo Martínez. Español Automático is based on my own experience that learning a foreign language is NOT difficult. I speak fluently 4 languages and I want to help anyone who dreams about speaking Spanish to achieve it in a natural, fun, stress-free and automatic way. Learning a foreign language may be a very satisfying experience if you do it the right way. So if you want to switch from learning Spanish to actually speaking it, Español Automático is your answer. Because life doesn’t have subtitles! Español Automático helps you improve Spanish listening and Spanish speaking skills. I share anecdotes, real-world topics, personal and professional development materials creating Spanish immersion environment to help you speak Spanish fluently and effortlessly. This is the genuine Spanish you will never find in a textbook or classroom. This Podcast will benefit most intermediate and advanced learners, and people who needs to review their Spanish. You will benefit from language learning strategies that work, Spanish idioms and cool words frequently used in the Spanish-speaking world. Take your conversational Spanish up to the next level with our engaging authentic content! Visit EspanolAutomatico.com for "Secret podcast episodes", transcript, worksheets, freebies and more VIP content"
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Jun 7, 2016

FREE Transcript - http://www.espanolautomatico.com/podcast/008

I will explain Spanish expression proposed by Marco via Facebook: “al pie de la letra”. I will explain its meaning and I will give some examples on how you can use it in conversational Spanish. It´s important to know and understand Spanish expressions and idioms or Spanish sayings because they are used everyday communication between native speakers. I will do more often this kind of podcasts so you can get to know well all the Spanish expressions necessary to understand and participate in conversations in Spain. Today’s episode has a slightly different format. I dedicate one part of it to pronunciation. What do you think about this format? Do you like it? Please let me know in the comment section below. And if you also have any question about Spanish idioms, expressions or Spanish sayings, you can contact us via Facebook, Twitter or here by recording your voice message. I take note of all your suggestions, and I will try to reply to all of them in the near future. Further Reading and Resources to Become Fluent in Spanish

• FREE transcript for this episode: Read through the whole episode, from start to finish.

• [FREE Video Course] The Easiest Way to Learn Spanish: 7 Laws to Speak Spanish Fluently. - http://www.espanolautomatico.com/7leyes

• Grab my FREE book: “30 Days To Mastering Spanish Listening: The Must-Have Guide For Podcast Lovers”. - http://www.espanolautomatico.com/libro30dias

Your Challenge for Today Try to use this expression this week. You can use it in your conversations with friends, or simply practice it on your own. How many times will you use it this week? I’d love to hear about your thoughts and experience after listening to today’s episode in the comments below. Quote to Keep Your Motivation for Learning Spanish High: Deja de esperar que las cosas pasen. Sal ahí fuera y haz que pasen Not following us on Pinterest? WhaaaAAAAaat!? Click here to fix it! ;) - https://es.pinterest.com/PodcastEspanol/

May 31, 2016

FREE Transcript - http://www.espanolautomatico.com/podcast/007-2 Hello! Today we continue our journey of learning Spanish with the most famous spy in the world: Bond, James Bond. I have received a very good feedback after the first part of this podcast. In general, all listeners liked the idea of an episode with a fun topic and also the idea of learning new vocabulary, Spanish expressions and Spanish idioms the natural and entertaining way. Some announcements: I have received some emails and voice messages from listeners who suggested some new topics for future episodes. Thank you for your suggestions! I keep them all in a special “notebook” with all your feedback. And if you too have an idea about a podcast topic that would be interesting for you, you can send it to me vía Facebook or vía a totally free voice message. I am a new user on Twitter, but I have discovered a fun and easy way to give you more opportunity to practice Spanish. Everyday I try to come up with a short fill-in-the-blank-sentence for you to complete. So I invite all the listeners to participate (our Twitter is @PodcastEspanol) Here is the latest example, and there are still some hours left for you to participate. Please don´t forget to retweet! And the last big news today is that Español Automático Podcast has been featured by iVoox as a New and Noteworthy Podcast. This is a real honor and I am absolutely delighted! And I know that some of my listeners listen to our podcast in iVoox and has voted for me, so thank you very much! Other resources to learn Spanish: Transcript: You can download FREE transcript for today’s episode here. The natural way to learn Spanish: The Español Automático system is based on what I've learned at University, on new neurolinguistic discoveries, as well as on my own experience. I have dedicated all my life to learning languages. I’ve been studying 8 languages so far although I am fluent in 4 of them, and I use all of them everyday at work :)  I have created a system which I think is The Easiest Way to Learn Spanish called: 7 Laws for Speaking Spanish fluently (7 Leyes para aprender a hablar español sin esfuerzo). You can subscribe to this FREE 7 days course here, and we will let you know when it's available. The course contains audios, videos, cheatsheets and transcripts so you can read if you prefer - I hope you will like it and apply it to take your Spanish to the next level! I’d love to hear your thoughts after listening to today’s episode in the comments below. And don´t forget to PIN and share the awesomeness in all your fav social media! Thanks! :) Next week I will post a new and exciting episode! Happy listening! You still can vote for the best 007 To participate, you just have to click below and choose your best 007. It's totally anonymous, you don´t have to leave neither your e-mail nor your name. It's just for fun: http://www.espanolautomatico.com/podcast/007-2

May 24, 2016

FREE TRANSCRIPT - http://espanolautomatico.com/podcast/007 Today I simply couldn’t resist, so in today’s episode I will talk about... 007, the most famous secret agent of all times. On one hand, we are using the Ian Fleming’s most famous character as an excuse to dive into Spanish expressions, Spanish idioms and new Spanish vocabulary that you can use in your conversations with friends. And on the other hand, we will do it with a little bit of fun: I want to do an experiment today. I have prepared a survey to find out who is the most fascinating secret agent of all times! To participate, you just have to click below and choose the best 007. It’s totally anonymous, you don´t have to leave neither your email nor your name. It’s just for fun. I will vote as well and I will reveal my answer in the podcast. So listen closely if you want to know who is MY best 007 (there are 8 reasons supporting my choice) While listening keep this in mind: the fastest way to learn Spanish is to listen to authentic content on various topics. And this is my objective in Español Automático: to give you the best content and to help you improve your Spanish speaking skills and to help you take your conversational Spanish to the next level! You can listen to today’s episode above or you can subscribe in iTunes or Stitcher (where we’d also LOVE to get your reviews on these platforms if you have a moment – here is a quick guide on how to do it http://espanolautomatico.com/itunes). Other resources to learn Spanish: The natural way to learn Spanish: The Español Automático system is based on what I've learned at University, on new neurolinguistic discoveries, as well as on my own experience. I have dedicated all my life to learning languages. I’ve been studying 8 languages so far although I am fluent in 4 of them, and I use all of them everyday at work :) I have created a system which I think is The Easiest Way to Learn Spanish: 7 Laws for Speaking Spanish fluently (7 Leyes para aprender a hablar español sin esfuerzo). You can subscribe to this FREE 7 days course at http://espanolautomatico.com/7leyes and we will let you know when it's avaiable. The course contains audios, videos, cheatsheets and transcripts so you can read if you prefer - I hope you will like it and apply it to take your Spanish to the mext level! I’d love to hear about your thoughts and experience after listening to today’s episode in the comments below. And don´t forget ti PIN and share the awesomeness in all your fav social media! Thanks! :) Next week I will post the second part of this 2-part serie about James Bond. Happy listening! "Life of Riley" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

May 17, 2016

FREE transcript for this episode: - http://espanolautomatico.com/podcast/006 How to learn Spanish if the distractions are all around us? Today let’s talk about the procrastination and how it can really ruin our plan and slow down our personal development. But fear not! I share 10 practical tip to stop procrastinating and take your Spanish to the next level [+ freebie that will help you] . Apply these tips today and see how quickly your conversational Spanish is improving. You can listen to today’s episode above or in iTunes or Stitcher (where we’d also LOVE to get your reviews on those platforms if you have a moment – here is a quick guide on how to do it). In this Episode we talk about: • What is procrastination and why you love to procrastinate? • Do you fit the procrastinator's profile? • 10 practical ways to stop procrastination and take your Spanish to the next level Further Reading and Resources to Become Fluent in Spanish Grab your free workbook for today's episode: "Aprender español: 10 consejos útiles para combatir la procrastinación" (10 practical tips to stop procrastination) - http://espanolautomatico.com/podcast/006 [FREE Video Course] The Easiest Way to Learn Spanish: 7 Laws to Speak Spanish Fluently. More info - http://espanolautomatico.com/7leyes Grab my FREE guide: “30 Days To Mastering Spanish Listening: The Must-Have Guide For Podcast Lovers”. To learn more - http://espanolautomatico.com/libro30dias Subscribe to us on iTunes or Stitcher here to get all episodes of Español Automático Podcast I’d love to hear about your thoughts and experience after listening to today’s episode. Which of the 10 strategies do you like best? Which one are you planning to use from now on? Can´t wait to read your comment.

May 10, 2016

FREE TRANSCRIPT- http://espanolautomatico.com/podcast/005 Spanish subjunctive seems difficult to many students. Today I share a simple trick that will make you more confident when speaking Spanish and that will help you use Spanish subjunctive correctly in sentences with "cuando". You can listen to today’s episode above or in iTunes or Stitcher (where we’d also LOVE to get your reviews on those platforms if you have a moment – here is a quick guide on how to do it). In this Episode: • What does "aunque" mean and when should you use it • The difference between Spanish subjunctive and indicative mode • Easy tip: when should you use the subjunctive mood in Spanish (if you know 1 of these 8 languages). Download our Freebie here and conquer Spanish subjunctive today: http://espanolautomatico.com/podcast/005 Further Reading and Resources to Become Fluent in Spanish: • FREE transcript for this episode: Read through the whole episode, from start to finish - http://espanolautomatico.com/podcast/005 • [FREE Video Course] The Easiest Way to Learn Spanish: 7 Laws to Speak Spanish Fluently. To learn more, click here - http://espanolautomatico.com/7leyes • Grab my FREE guide: “30 Days To Mastering Spanish Listening: The Must-Have Guide For Podcast Lovers”. To learn more, click here - http://espanolautomatico.com/libro30dias Once you’ve listened to todays episode I’d also greatly appreciate you giving us a short review and rating to help us get a little more visibility on iTunes. Also please share the podcast with anyone you think might benefit from it.

May 3, 2016

FREE TRANSCRIPT - http://EspanolAutomatico.com/podcast/004 Today's FREEBIE: 14 Juicy Spanish Idioms to Sound Like a Native - http://EspanolAutomatico.com/podcast/004 Today we are talking about the most popular Spanish idioms that will make you sound like a native. And it’s true, Spanish native speakers use a lot these expressions and phrases. If you want to learn them, you don´t have to learn them by heart. The best way to learn Spanish idioms is spending as much time as possible listening to native speakers, to observe what they do (and don’t do) to be able to improve your conversational Spanish. By listening to authentic Spanish audios you will learn without even realising it, and if you ever hear them in a conversation or read them some, you'll automatically make the connection. In this Episode • Is it worth learning Spanish phrases and Spanish idioms? • Which Spanish idioms should you learn? • 14 juicy Spanish idioms to sound like a native. Other Links and Resources Mentioned In Todays Episode DOWNLOAD THE FREE TRANSCRIPT for today’s episode: read through the whole episode, from start to finish - http://EspanolAutomatico.com/podcast/004 -Get our EPIC eBook "30 Days to Mastering Spanish Listening: the Must-Have Guide for Podcast Lovers". For more information go to http://EspanolAutomatico.com/itunes How Did You Find Todays Episode? I would love to hear how you found today’s episode. Did you like it? Did you hate it? Did you like Spanish idioms I have chosen? Would you like more episodes like this one? Please share in comments below! Subscribe To Get Future Episodes To get all future episodes of the Español Automático podcast please do one (or both) of the following: • Subscribe to us on iTunes or Stitcher. • Subscribe to our newsletter (for updates of new content on the blog and new podcast episodes) Once you’ve listened to todays episode I’d also greatly appreciate you giving us a short review and rating to help us get a little more visibility on iTunes. Also please share the podcast with anyone you think might benefit from it.

Apr 25, 2016

EA 003: How To Learn Spanish If You Don´t Have Time? [+ FREE cheatsheet] Are you so busy that you don´t any have time for learning Spanish? Are you juggling between your job, your kids and other responsibilities? Is your lack of time stopping you from being fluent in Spanish? Today we are going to find solutions for your busy schedule. You can download FREE transcript for today’s episode - http://EspanolAutomatico.com/podcast/003

In this Episode

- What is the key to speaking Spanish fluently if you don´t have time;

- Easy way to create a habit to think and speak Spanish fluently;

- Why having too many options is bad

– a quick tip from Tim Ferris on automatization that will free some of your time for language learning;

- How to avoid the famous “mañana español”;

- Why creating rhytms in your life is the best way to learn Spanish;

- Some examples from my life that might give you some ideas on how to learn Spanish even if you have only 15 minutes per day.

Your Challenge for Today Create the rhythm in your life to learn to speak Spanish starting now. To help you achieve that, here is your FREE template. Print it and start today. Do something a little extra and see what happens - http://EspanolAutomatico.com/podcast/003

Tell Us What You Do! – Once you’ve created the rhythm in your life, the plan for learning Spanish, let us know what you did in comments below so we can learn from you. Also let us know what impact your actions have.

Apr 25, 2016

EA 002: Spanish Fluency: 4 questions you need to ask yourself if you want to be fluent in Spanish + [FREE 15-page workbook for you to help you go deeper with today’s topic] Today’s episode is about how you can create more time to practice to speak Spanish, how to become more efficient in managing your time. Today we talk about:

• 4 questions you need to ask yourself to establish a rock-solid base for learning Spanish;

• How to design your ideal schedule and learn how to stick to it (+ I will show you how you can easily find 45 hours for learning Spanish);

• Discover your ideal style in learning Spanish, depending on your necessities;

• Advantages of learning Spanish with natural method and Spanish immersion;

• How to build a bridge between theory and practice to be fluent in Spanish;

• Why it’s so difficult to hide the truth about your language level in job interviews. Today’s goodies:

• FREE transcript for this episode - http://EspanolAutomatico.com/podcast/002

• 15-page workbook for you to help you go deeper with today’s topic - http://EspanolAutomatico.com/podcast/002

• The EPIC guide for Podcast Lovers: 30 Days to Mastering Spanish Listening (Leave us a sincere review and we will send it to you for free). More details at: http://EspanolAutomatico.com/iTunes I’d love to hear about your thoughts and experience after listening to today’s episode in the comments below.

Apr 25, 2016

EA 001: Introduction | Show Formalities | What to Expect It`s here! The first session of the Español Automático Podcast. I am thrilled to welcome you to the first Español Automático Podcast.

This has been a long time coming and I’d like to thank all of you who have encouraged me to get this podcast creation going. I hope you enjoy it!

Since this is our first session together, I spend a little bit of time introducing myself and how I define passive income and utilize it for my businesses and lifestyle. Also, I go over the formalities of the show and what to expect from future sessions. Future shows will have a structured format, special information about the episode such as items mentioned during the session and action items will usually appear below, along with a transcript and freebies.

In this Episode: Today’s episode is all about setting the scene for podcast Español Automático that is ahead. First, its format: Español Automático is a free Spanish podcast published on a weekly basis for language learners who understand Spanish but are unable to speak it. My aim is to improve your Spanish listening skills and get your conversational Spanish to the next level. The best way to learn Spanish is to listen in Spanish a lot. I will speak spontaneously so you can hear true, natural and authentic Spanish. If your level is intermediate, I will give you the opportunity to read and listen to Spanish at the same time for FREE. There will be a free transcript for each episode. For todays transcript go to: http://EspanolAutomatico.com/podcast/001

I love creating resources, so be prepared for loads of gifts and surprises to improve your conversational Spanish. Today’s gift is very special: 30 Days to Mastering Spanish Listening: the Must-Have Guide for Podcast Lovers. It contains the best methods to teach yourself Spanish in order to get your fluency level up, so it’s both for intermediate and advanced learners.

This free Spanish podcast will revolve around: tips for learning Spanish, Spanish culture and life in Spain, movies I watch, books I read, personal development, tips to use Spanish language to enhance your professional career, motivation to wake up feeling excited everyday and to keep improving your Spanish and your life (I am not a career coach but I just love personal development and career development. Plus, I am an avid reader, so be prepared for variety of topics!)

In this Episode I will also: share why I decided to start podcasting talk about 2 common problems among Spanish Learners and how to overcome them show you how to create your own Spanish immersion environment right where you are explain why living in a foreign country is not a determinant factor for learning to speak Spanish. Learning Spanish does not really depend so much on where you live, but rather the method you use.

This free Spanish podcast is for all independent learners that want to move from the state of learning Spanish to the state of actually speaking Spanish confidently, effortlessly and without hesitation. My hope is that it will encourage you to develop effective habits that will take your Spanish to the next level; that you not only will listen to Spanish and enjoy it, but also implement the strategies discussed to improve your conversational Spanish skills, your career and your personal life.

Mentioned in this Episode: The Español Automático system is based on my neurolinguistic studies and Spanish Teachers Certificate studies, as well as my own experience. I’ve studied 8 languages so far, of which I am fluent in 4, and I use all of them everyday at my place of work ☺ During my years of language learning I have created a system which I have called The Easiest Way to Learn Spanish: 7 laws for speaking Spanish fluently. You can subscribe to this FREE 7 day course at http://EspanolAutomatico.com/7leyes When you subscribe you will get audios, videos, text and workbooks - I hope you will like it and apply it!

Ok, now some cool quotes from this episode: “Todays illiteracy is the inability to read and write. Tomorrow, will be the inability to speak another language" “You don´t know a language, you live it. You don´t learn a language, you get used to it” “My “aha” moment: Knowing a language is not about having good grades, but about being able to communicate”

Subscribe To Get Future Episodes To get all future episodes of the Español Automático podcast please do one (or both) of the following: Subscribe to us on iTunes Subscribe to our newsletter http://EspanolAutomatico.com (for updates of new content on the blog and new podcast episodes) Once you’ve listened to todays episode I’d also greatly appreciate you giving us a short review and rating to help us get a little more visibility on iTunes: http://EspanolAutomatico.com/iTunes Also please share the podcast with anyone you think might benefit from it.

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